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Nach der Radtour: den Sonnenuntergang genießen, © Tourismus NRW e.V.

Cycle Routes in North Rhine-Westphalia


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Fahrradtour durch die Weinberge im Ahrtal, © Ahrtal Tourismus Bad Neuenahr Ahrweiler e.V.

Ahr cycle route

Active travel between the Eifel and Rhine regions

The Ahr cycle route winds its way over 80 kilometres through one of the most beautiful vineyard regions in the country, and is a good destination for a sporty day trip with a a relaxing glass of wine to finish the tour.

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family on tour at the Sauerland Cycle Circuit, © Sauerland-Tourismus e.V Foto Stromberg

Sauerland Cycle Circuit

Cycling through Sauerland on disused railway lines

Cycling on disused railway lines through the “Land of 1000 Mountains”. A wealth of attractions await active cyclists on this circular route.

Level of difficulty: intermediate

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Ruhr Valley Cycle Path, © Ruhr Tourismus GmbH

Ruhr Valley Cycle Path

From idyllic landscapes to industrial heritage

From industrial heritage and vibrant cities to idyllic nature and half-timbered houses: the Ruhr Valley Cycle Path passes many different towns on its way through Sauerland and the Ruhr Area.

Level of difficulty: intermediate

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Idyllische Parks bieten sich auf dem Töddenland-Radweg für Pausen an, © Stadtmarketing Ibbenbüren GmbH

Töddenland Cycle Path

The circular route links interesting sites from the 17th and 18th centuries.

A cycle path for history buffs: this circular route follows the tracks of 17th and 18th century Westphalian salesmen.

Level of difficulty: easy

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Water Quintet in the land of dams, © Volker Barthel

Water Quintet Cycle Path

Five reservoirs on one cycle route

Low-gradient railway lines allow cyclists to discover Bergisches Land at a leisurely pace. The Water Quintet Cycle Path rewards cy-clists with beautiful views.

Level of difficulty: intermediate

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Ausblick in die niederrheinische Landschaft, © Foto Oliver Franke / Tourismus NRW e.V.

Roman Lippe Route

Cycling in the tracks of the Romans

Themed cycle routes along the River Lippe: from Detmold through the Ruhr Area as far as the Lower Rhine, cyclists can take a water-themed tour or follow the tracks of the Romans.

Level of difficulty: intermediate

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An der Niederrheinroute gibt es zahlreiche Windmühlen, © Pixabay

Lower Rhine Route cycle path

The longest network of cycle paths in Germany covers easy, flat terrain

The Lower Rhine region has Germany’s longest network of cycle paths: on the Lower Rhine Route, cyclists ride across Rhine dikes on flat, tarmacked paths.

Level of difficulty: easy

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Die Vennbahn, ein Bahntrassenradweg, führt auch übers Reichensteiner Viadukt, © vennbahn.eu

Vennbahn Cycle Route

A journey through three countries on old railway lines

The railway line that once transported coal and iron ore from Aachen to Luxembourg now provides a mainly flat route for leisurely cycling.

Level of difficulty: easy

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Unterwegs im Zwillbrocker Venn, © Münsterland e.V.

Euroroute R1 cycle path

Cycle right across Europe

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Hermann monument, flamingos and attractive cities like Münster – the Euroroute R1 cycle path connects many of Westphalia’s top attractions.

Level of difficulty: intermediate

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Die Terrasse am Drachenfels bietet sich für eine Pause an, © Tourismus Siebengebirge GmbH

Rhine Cycle Route

Go with the flow

A journey through romantic landscapes and Rhine metropolises: the most exciting stretch of the 1,320-kilometre Rhine Cycle Route runs through NRW.

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